Here’s five new and forthcoming junior books that we know are going to be really popular!
The Return (Spirit Animals, Fall of the Beast, Book 3) by Varian Johnson (26 Apr 2016)
Split between two worlds, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are four young heroes who are racing to stop an ancient evil. Even the spirit animal bond, the sacred link between humans and animals, is on the brink of destruction.
The friends face an enemy with the power to enslave others to its will-and to steal spirit animals away from their rightful partners. With their own allies falling to this darkness, the four must look to their bonds to light the way forward.
But one of those lights is about to go out. Briggan, Uraza, Jhi, and Essix. Before their journey is over, one of these legends will be lost.
The World of Norm: Includes Delivery by Jonathan Meres (5 May 2016)
Norm knew it was going to be one of those days when he lost his house…
But even when he finds it, things don’t get much better. What could be worse than imagining your parents at a salsa dancing event – with your best friend?! Norm’s not sure what’s got into Mikey, but he suspects hormones may be involved. Flipping typical!
The TENTH hilarious title in this award-winning, laugh-out-loud series. For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams.
The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams (19 May 2016)
From the world’s favourite author, David Walliams – ten cautionary tales and a delightfully dreadful cast of characters; all in a gorgeously gifty FULL COLOUR format!
Are you ready to meet the World’s Worst Children? Five beastly boys and five gruesome girls!
• Like Sofia Sofa – a TV super-fan so stuck to the sofa that she’s turning into one!
• Or Dribbling Drew – a boy whose drool gets him into trouble on a school trip!
• And not forgetting Blubbering Bertha – a girl who bawls and tells terrible tales!
Also featuring a special appearance from fan-favourite Raj!
From Number One bestselling author David Walliams comes this collection of wickedly funny, deliciously mischievous tales, illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius Tony Ross.
Night Monkey, Day Monkey by Julia Donaldson (board book, 2 Jun 2016)
Julia Donaldson’s beloved rhyming picture book story about two monkeys who are as different as night and day yet still learn to be friends – with adorable, sumptuous illustrations from Lucy Richards. Now in a gorgeous and durable board book format with a luxury hardback cover, perfect for little hands.
Night Monkey and Day Monkey don’t think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other’s opposite worlds, they learn a lot – and they also learn to be the best of friends.
One of the finest stories from Julia Donaldson, the author behind The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom,The Scarecrow’s Wedding and What the Ladybird Heard. Full of fun and food for thought, Night Monkey, Day Monkey is beautifully illustrated by Lucy Richards.
Oi Frog! by Kes Gray & Jim Field (board book, 14 Jul 2016)
Now available as a board book this original rhyming story is jam-packed with animals and silliness and will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter.
Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log!
From the award-winning Kes Gray and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, comes an hilarious rhyming tale about a frog who discovers that all animals have their special places to sit!
‘An absolute treat.’ – Daily Mail
‘Hilarious illustrations and rhymes which are easy to recite and join in. Everyone will love it.’ – Guardian
Kes was voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children’s authors and he is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award. Jim’s first picture book Cats Ahoy! won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.